|BY A. S. WEBBER. 10 Ten little fire crackers Standing in a line, One thought he'd light a match Then-- There were nine. 9 Nine little fire crackers Walk... Read more of In July at Children Stories.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesConditions Causing Change In Blood Pressure
Woolley [Footnote: Woolley, P. G.: Factors Governing Vascular...
Anesthesia In Heart Disease
While no physician likes to give an anesthetic to a patient w...
Consumption Treatment Of
Turning now to the case when consumption has actually shown it...
Length Of Pack Perspiration
To make quite sure of the reaction, the single sheet may be t...
The Rational Care Of Self
A WOMAN who had had some weeks of especially difficul...
Apthae - Thrush
This is a disease peculiar to nursing children. The mouth bec...
The symptoms of this are cramping pains in the abdomen, witho...
What Is It That Makes Me So Nervous?
THE two main reasons why women are nervous are, first...
Biliary Calculi Gravel In Liver
Take A C current, strong as can be borne; and treat the infla...
Some years back my 70 years old mother came from the family ...
The pathology of arteriosclerosis is a thickening and diminis...
These begin like warts, and in the earlier stages poulticing a...
List Of Instruments
The following list has been compiled as a convenient basis f...
Malignant disease of the esophagus is rarely seen early, bec...
VALENTINE GREATRAKES was born at Affane, County of Waterford,...
Eyes Paralysis Of
The partial paralysis of the muscles of one eye produces doubl...
JEROME CARDAN, an Italian physician, author, mathematician an...
Differential Diagnosis Of Laryngeal Growths In The Larynx Of Adults
Determination of the nature of the lesion in these cases usu...
I KNOW a woman who says that if she wants to get her ...
How To Sleep Restfully
IT would seem that at least one might be perfectly fr...
Children's Healthy Growth
Source: Papers On Health
Often either the whole system or some part
fails to grow properly. In this way the spine or legs may become
curved, or generally the child is small and feeble. Growth depends
largely on the organic nerve centres. Lack of power there causes even
deformity itself. Treatment, therefore, must be such as to restore to
these centres their energy, and increase it. Do not force the child to
stand or walk when wearied. If he uniformly refuses these attitudes,
have patience till he gathers power. Wash all over at bedtime with warm
water and M'Clinton's soap. Dry, and rub all over with warm olive oil.
Wipe this also gently off. Let the rubbing be such, along each side of
the spine, as will bring the organic nerves into action. Gentle, slow,
steady motion of the hand is best for this. All painful or irritating
rubbing is positively hurtful. Let this be done every night, and even
incipient deformity will be cured in time.
The nerves are in some cases irritable, and great restlessness and
involuntary movement, accompanied even with twisting of the neck, shows
itself. This will yield to skilful cooling of the spinal nerves with
damp cloths. See St. Vitus' Dance.
An opposite kind of nervous failure shows itself as paralysis. The hand
and arm, or foot, trails helplessly, owing to motor nerve failure. This
will often yield to the spinal rubbing and poulticing mentioned above.
Another state of failure is indicated by "numbness" in the fingers and
toes. The spinal rubbing and poulticing with bran will also be
effective for this. Sometimes lack of nerve force shows itself as
failure to walk at the proper time. The child cannot use its limbs
properly, although these are right enough in shape and size. The cure
for this is persistent gentle rubbing with warm oil, as recommended
above, over the whole body, but especially over the back. Feel for the
muscles and bones, and adapt your hand to their shape, going down into
the hollows immediately on each side of the spine, and paying
particular attention to the upper part in the failure of the arms,
and the lower part in failure of the legs. This rubbing is a most
powerful remedy, but it must be patiently and well applied twice a day
for a length of time. Bear in mind that gradual cures are most
permanent. Even creeping paralysis in adult persons yields to this
rubbing. No doubt it is work, but it is well repaid. All troubles
where failing nerves are concerned may be treated with some
modification of this heat and rubbing. Our readers can easily adapt it
to particular needs by a little thought. See Spine, Misshapen, and
Next: Children's Limbs
Previous: Children's Deformed Feet